Suspicious persons in Darwin

Northern Territory Police ask parents and carers to educate their children about safety around strangers following recent reports of suspicious activity.

Police received a report of a suspicious man in Moulden at around 9:00am yesterday. The man allegedly attempted to speak to a child and followed her to school. The child did not engage and advised school staff. The man is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged 20 to 30, of skinny build with short black hair.

In another incident, a man allegedly indecently exposed himself to a child who was walking home from school at around 3:40pm yesterday in Malak. The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged 25 to 30 with blonde or brown wavy, mid-length hair. He was wearing a black singlet and no pants. He is believed to have been travelling in an older-model light blue or silver hatchback.

Police do not believe these incidents are related. Following the reports, police are investigating and have increased patrols in the areas.

Parents and carers are encouraged to remind children of the 3 R’s.

R – RECOGNISE danger

R – REACT by yelling out an running and running away

R – REPORT to a trusted adult

Anyone with information in relation to these incidents or similar suspicious activity is urged to contact police on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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